J Emerg Med 2022 May 10. Epub 2022 May 10.
Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network/University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Lehigh Valley Campus, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, M-South 4th Floor, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Allentown, Bethlehem, PA 18017, United States.
Background: Myiasis, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is infection with fly larvae commonly occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. Whereas the presentation of skin infection with organisms such as Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) is more easily recognized in these regions, identification of myiasis in the United States is difficult due to its rarity. Due to unspecific signs and symptoms, myiasis may initially be mistaken for other conditions, like cellulitis. Read More